The unidentified victim was traveling northbound on Morris Avenue near East 196 Street when his vehicle smashed into a Bedford Park train pillar. The force of the crash tore the 1999 Lexus in half. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to NYPost.com.
A livery cab driver who witnessed the crash told NorwoodNews.org that what he saw “really messed with” his head. The driver of the Lexus was found unconscious and unresponsive inside the vehicle when police arrived.
The cab driver told NorwoodNews.org that the Lexus was speeding and lost control of the car, nearly slamming head-on into his cab. He also said the driver of the Lexus was not using his headlights, despite the fact that it was after 2 a.m. when the accident occurred.
The cab driver dispelled another witness’ report that the Lexus, traveling at least 80 miles per hour, had swerved to avoid a bicyclist.
“I’m grateful to be alive,” the relieved cab driver told NorwoodNews.org.